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Success! Htoo from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Htoo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Htoo post-operation

June 27, 2017

Htoo received brain surgery.

Prior to his procedure, Htoo was very fussy and irritable, his head was getting bigger and bigger, and he vomited after each nursing session. However since the procedure, his mother explained, his head hasn’t gotten bigger and he has been less fussy. His mother can hold Htoo while sitting down, he cries less, and he vomits less often.

Htoo’s mother said, “I am so happy and so grateful for your help. We could not afford it on our own.” She hopes Htoo can grow up to be an educated man.”

Prior to his procedure, Htoo was very fussy and irritable, his head was getting bigger and bigger, and he vomited after each nursing session...

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March 3, 2017

Meet Htoo, an 11-month-old baby boy from a village in Burma. He lives with his parents, sister, and his grandmother on a small piece of land that his grandmother owns.

When Htoo was four days old, he developed a high fever and stroke-like symptoms. His mother took him to their local hospital, where Htoo was admitted and given intravenous medication over eight days before he was discharged.

At four months of age, Htoo’s mother noticed that his head was growing abnormally on the left side. She took Htoo back to the hospital and was given prescriptions for specialized medication. However, Htoo’s head continued to swell.

Htoo’s mother took him to a private clinic to seek help. Doctors at the clinic referred Htoo to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Htoo’s mother traveled with her son for five days to reach our medical partner’s care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, in Thailand.

Once there, Htoo had a CT scan funded by Watsi and was diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus. This is a medical condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the brain cavities.

Htoo will undergo brain surgery on March 4. Surgeons will perform a ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion to remove the excess CSF and relieve pressure on the brain. BCMF is asking for $1,500 in donations to cover the costs of Htoo’s surgery, hospital stay, and medication.

This has been a difficult time for Htoo’s family, but they look forward to Htoo recovering from his surgery. Htoo’s mother says, “I hope he will be like a normal boy.”

Meet Htoo, an 11-month-old baby boy from a village in Burma. He lives with his parents, sister, and his grandmother on a small piece of land...

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Htoo's Timeline

  • March 3, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htoo was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 6, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htoo received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • March 7, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htoo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Htoo's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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